China

Students from mainland China currently account for around 25% of the international student population at University of Exeter.  Our PRC students are enrolled on a diverse range of programmes including PhD Biological Sciences, BSc Exercise and Sports Sciences, PhD Mathematics, MSc Educational Research, MSc Economics, BSc Geography with Environmental Management, MA Translation, MSc Mining Geology, BSc ITMB and MSc Social and Organisational Psychology, to name but a few.

Exhibitions and Events

Upcoming events

Details of upcoming visits to your country

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10 - 29 October 2017

China Scholarship Council Fair and various school and agent visits

Beijing - Agent & International School visits Hangzhou - China Scholarship Council fair- 14th Beihang,18th - Zhejiang, 21st - Shanghai. Full details
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Past events

Past visits to your country

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21 August - 14 September 2017

Agent Visits

Recruitment events with Dale Zhang in various locations: 21st and 22nd Aug - Guangzhou/ 23rd to 25th Aug - Shanghai/ 28th to 30th Aug - Wuhan/ 31st August to 5th Sept - Beijing/ 6th Sept - Tianjin/ 7th Sept - Jinan/ 8th Sept - Chengdu/ 11th Sept - Shanghai/ 12th Sept - Nanjing/ 13th Sept - Shanghai/ 14th Sept - Shenzhen. Full details
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29 July 2017

China: Agent Fair: JJL Venue

International student recruitment event with Dale Zhang. Full details
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12 - 31 July 2017

Hong Kong: British Council HKDSE/IB Fair Pre-departure briefings

British Council HKDSE/IB Fair Pre-departure briefings and agent visits. Full details
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Country specific information

Find out information specific to your country below;

See your course details for specific entry requirements:

English language requirements

The University accepts a wide range of international qualifications.  As competition for places is strong, good grades are always required, and an early application is recommended.

 

Undergraduate programmes 2017-18

The University of Exeter's typical offer in terms of GCE A-levels is A*AA-ABB, excluding General Studies, or 38-32 points in the International Baccalaureate Diploma (including bonus points).  Each programme has slightly different requirements, both in terms of overall points and required subjects, so please check the relevant subject in the Undergraduate prospectus.

In addition the University welcomes applications from students with:

Bachelors Degree - Completion of Year 1 
Candidates who have completed the first year of a Bachelors Degree at a Chinese University may be considered for progression onto our undergraduate programmes.

Higher National Diploma 
Candidates who have undertaken a Higher National Diploma may be considered for entrance to our undergraduate programmes.

Zhuanke/Dazhuan
Candidates who have undertaken the Zhuanke or Dazhuan will be considered for entrance to our undergraduate programmes.  Candidates who have undertaken two years or more may be considered for Year 2 entry, if comparable modules to the Year 1 syllabus at University of Exeter have been studied.

All students must also meet our linguistic requirements before they can receive an unconditional offer, please see the English language requirements webpage for more details.

All applications for undergraduate degrees must be made via UCAS and must include details of qualifications obtained and awaited along with a personal statement and reference - preferably from a teacher. Exeter’s UCAS code and name is E84 EXETR. All applicants for Medicine must apply by 15 October each year. We recommend applicants for all other programmes apply by 15 January as the course may be full after this point. The UCAS website indicates which courses are open to new applicants at any time. Please note that it is normal for UK universities to make conditional offers based on your results to date and to confirm these once you have the results of High School and/or language tests. Applicants who wish to apply for deferred entry should indicate this on the UCAS form and provide further details of their reasons for deferring in their personal statement. Applications can only be deferred for one year.

Postgraduate programmes

The University of Exeter requires applicants for Masters programmes (MA, MSc, MRes, MBA, MPA, LLM) to hold a Bachelors degree, usually in a relevant subject, with a grade equivalent to a UK upper second class honours. Students who do not meet these entry requirements may be able to take a Graduate Diploma programme as an alternative entry route into a Masters in Business, Finance, Law or Public Administration. Details of Graduate Diploma programmes here.

Our prospectus will indicate if there are additional programme requirements for specific Masters courses. 

Typically we would expect all postgraduate applicants from China to have completed a Bachelors degree from a Chinese institution recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education. Applications are considered on an individual case-by-case basis and typical offers for Postgraduate Programmes will usually range between 80% - 85% dependent on the strength of degree programme and institution at which the degree was undertaken, as well as expertise in the subject area.

Applicants for postgraduate research programmes (MPhil, PhD, EdD) will need to demonstrate experience of research methodologies. For this reason, often, successful research applicants will have completed a Masters degree with a thesis or dissertation component.

All applications for postgraduate degrees should be made via the "Apply on-line" button on the webpage for each course. Applications can be made up to 12 months before the start date. 
Taught Masters programmes have a single intake in September each year.  Research students may be able to start at other times, with their supervisor's agreement.

Fee status

Your fee status will depend on where you are from. When students apply, they are classified as "Home/EU" if they are from the UK or from the European Union, and "International" if they are from elsewhere. If you are not sure whether your fee status is "Home/EU" or "International", read this advice from The Complete University Guide.

Tuition fees

Fees vary by programme and will be detailed in the offer letter you will receive after you have applied. Fees are not fixed at the point of entry for all years of study: there may be a small increase year-on-year for courses which are over one year in duration. For more information, please see our student finance webpage.

Living costs

The University recommends that single students allow at least £1,015 per month for living costs, which includes accommodation, food and books, but not travel to/from the UK. Students with families (a spouse and children) should allow additional resources for each dependant. You can find more details about living costs on our International Student Support pages. If you need a visa to study in the UK, for yourself and/or your dependants, you should familiarise yourself with UK Visas and Immigration's (UKVI's) financial requirements. Details are on our immigration advice webpage.

Scholarships

International students can apply for several of the University of Exeter's scholarships and bursaries. For further information please visit our scholarship search engine. The British Council can also provide more information about funding schemes.

The International Student Support Office is here to help you with your immigration enquiries for the UK - from your initial application for a Tier 4 (General) Student visa to study your first course at Exeter, to visas for working after your studies.

Immigration is changing all the time, it is therefore extremely important that students keep up-to-date with the newest regulations when applying for their visas and access the free specialist immigration advice that we offer.

Immigration advice

The University of Exeter offers a wide selection of university accommodation, on and off campus, to suit all tastes and budgets.

Accommodation is guaranteed for:

  • new, unaccompanied undergraduates
  • international postgraduates
  • one year Erasmus/Study Abroad students

as long as applications are received by the deadline of 31st July.

When you apply for accommodation, please note, you do NOT have to hold an Unconditional offer to submit your application: as long as your response is Firm, you will still be able to apply, even if your offer from the University of Exeter is Conditional. However, a room will not be allocated to you until all the conditions of your offer have been met.

Undergraduate students have a choice of catered or self-catered accommodation. There is a broad range of options: twin rooms, single studio bedrooms with bathroom and kitchen attached, and more. Postgraduate, Study Abroad and Erasmus students can only apply for self-catered accommodation.

For full details of the options available, as well as prices, facilities and 360-degree virtual tours of some of the rooms, visit our accommodation pages.

Students who would like to rent private, rather than University-run, accommodation can use the Accommodation Office's online database of privately rented accommodation. Visit the "Private Housing" section of the accommodation pages for details.

Our local representatives

The University of Exeter has agreements with the following independent representatives in your country, who would be pleased to tell you more about the University's facilities and programmes.  They can also assist you in making an application. Most of our representatives offer their services to applicants for free.  Those that do charge a fee must make this clear from the outset of their consultation with students and issue appropriate receipts.  If you have any concerns about whether an agent is an authorised representative of the University of Exeter, please contact us. We also welcome feedback on the services offered by our local representatives.

51offer
Email   elaine.w@51offer.com
Website  http://www.51offer.com/
AOJI  
Email  application.uk@globeedu.com  
Website  http://aojiedu.cn
Beijing New Oriental
Email   visioninfo@xdf.cn 
Website   http://vision.xdf.cn/
Burgeon Education
Email  info@burgeon.org
Website  http://www.burgeon.org/en/
EIC
Email  uk@eic.org.cn
Website  http://www1.eic.org.cn/
Golden Arrow Overseas Consulting
Email  GoldenArrowHQ@ukpass.org
Website  http://www.ukpass.org/
Hope Study Abroad Service
Email  d.zheng@hope-studyabroad.com
Website  http://www.hope-studyabroad.com/
IDP
Email  info.beijing@idp.com
Website  https://www.idp.com/global/studyabroad 
Index Education Services  
Email   china.office@indexedu.com
Website  http://www.indexedu.com.cn/
JJL
 Email  marketinguk@jjl.cn
 Website http://www.jjl.cn/
Power Academy  
Email  beijing@poweracademy.cn
Website  http://www.poweracademy.cn/
Shinyway International  
Email  UK@shinyway.com.cn
Website  http://www.igo.cn
UKEAS China
Email info@ukeas-china.com
Website http://www.ukeas.com/ 
Wiseway Global
Email  international@wiseway.com.cn/
Website  http://www.wiseway.com.cn/ 

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Dale Zhang

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